VASER liposuction Los Angeles

VASER Liposuction vs. Laser Liposuction

One of the most common questions I get relates to the differences between VASER lipo and laser liposuction. Different plastic surgeons have their preferred form of liposuction, and that’s usually based on what they were originally trained to do. Many plastic surgeons see liposuction as a basic procedure that doesn’t require any sort of finesse. I completely disagree with this viewpoint. I think that liposuction, when done properly, should offer precise, customized results.

I’m a big proponent of VASER lipo as the best approach for artful body contouring. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Laser liposuction damages tissues. VASER lipo doesn’t.

Laser liposuction uses the heat of a laser to melt fat cells, and it’s not particularly precise. Even the most skillful plastic surgeons will burn the tissues surrounding your fat cells with this procedure. VASER lipo is guided by ultrasound technology, making it much more precise. Fat cells are specifically targeted in VASER lipo procedures, leaving the rest of your skin tissues happy and healthy.

  • Laser lipo typically only targets small pockets of fat. VASER lipo can target large and small areas.

Neither VASER lipo nor laser lipo should be used as a weight loss tool. Both are intended for body sculpting. But unlike laser lipo, VASER lipo can be used to contour either small or large areas, such as the chest, full abdomen, or thighs. VASER lipo is also more effective at targeting areas of the body with dense tissue, such as the back or male chests.

  • Fat removed with laser lipo can’t be transferred elsewhere in the body. Fat extracted with VASER lipo can.

If you’re hoping to use some of the fat you collect during liposuction to fill out your cheekbones, lips, or buttocks, laser lipo isn’t the right choice for you. The laser used in this procedure pulverizes fat, making it unusable for other procedures. This isn’t the case with VASER lipo.

When done by a skilled surgeon, VASER lipo is extremely effective at removing unwanted fat pockets and leaving with you with a more sculpted physique. Learn more about VASER liposuction in Los Angeles by taking the time to set up your initial consultation with me.

AUTHOR

Michael A. Giuffrida, MD

After establishing a successful plastic surgery practice on the East Coast and accumulating over 20 years of experience, I decided to open a new office in Venice Beach. I'm thrilled to be here and cannot wait to work with new patients in Los Angeles. In my spare time, you’re most likely to find me at the yoga studio. I’m an avid yoga practitioner, and recently completed my 200-hour teacher training through the Yoga Alliance. I also enjoy surfing, cycling, and spending time with my two sons.

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